Top Stories

Easing The Transition From Traditional To Virtual  #VMworld

Easing The Transition From Traditional To Virtual #VMworld

Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and David Floyer sat down with Aman Singh, the senior enterprise storage and backup architect for Jive Software on SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE to discuss backup as a service and its future as the industry moves toward broader virtualization. Singh started off by stating Jive Software sees a future that will eventually make e-mail a relic, going so far as to say that in just a few years, the younger generation will think of e-mail as current generations view the old vinyl record. This will be achieved, he claims, as the transition from e-mail collaboration to cloud collaboration is more... more »
Where Are We With This Backup as a Service?  #VMworld

Where Are We With This Backup as a Service? #VMworld

David Floyer, resident CTO and Co-Founder of Wikibon, sat down with Dave Vellante on SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE to discuss an important way forward in virtualization. As virtualization has seen relatively rapid adoption across many industries, one area that has not been brought along at the same speed is the idea of backup as a service. Traditional backup models were quickly found to be lacking as the old paradigms for system protection were unable to practicably backup the multiple VMs on a network. This led both Floyer and Vellante to agree that what is really required is a backup as a service/data protection... more »
Bitcoin on Promotional Tour with the U.S. Law Makers  Amid Growing Focus on Digital Currency

Bitcoin on Promotional Tour with the U.S. Law Makers Amid Growing Focus on Digital Currency

Bitcoin is currently the most widespread virtual cryptocurrency; but the currency continually comes under fire in recent times as suspicions of its use for criminal activities such as money laundering and drug trafficking. As well as increased attention from regulatory agencies in the US and abroad and it's recent recognition as actual money has led to a great deal of more scrutiny. Now to get some support from the US law makers, members of the Bitcoin Foundation met on Monday with representatives of at least seven U.S. regulators amid growing attention to the world’s most popular virtual currency by law enforcement... more »
Storage Needs to Be Pure Software, Says Nutanix's Dheeraj Pandey | #VMworld

Storage Needs to Be Pure Software, Says Nutanix's Dheeraj Pandey | #VMworld

Dheeraj Pandey, President & CEO of Nutanix, discussed his company's innovative approach to storage and the disruption cloud and software-defined trends brought to the IT world, with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at VMworld 2013. "Every 10-15 years, there's a disruption of some kind," Pandey said. The current one is is around flash, software defined, and cloud. The velocity of consumption is changes and there is no longer a need to wait for months to have the machines up and running. "Gross margin is actually up for grabs. That perhaps is the biggest disruption," he added. Asked to share... more »
No thumbnail available

Weekly Cloud Review: Virtualization at the Center Stage

Cloud vendors spent the last week gearing up for VMworld. Managed service provider NaviSite revealed an infrastructure-as-a-service offering for vCloud Director users, Dell added three new solutions to its virtualization lineup, and Piston Systems announced that it has taken its partnership with Pivotal to the next level. In other news, Appcelerator acquired API startup Singly. On Wednesday NaviSite introduced NaviSite Cloud, an IaaS platform that was developed in collaboration with VMware to extend vCloud Director. The offering provides developers with API access to AppCenter and vCloud Director, along with the ability to customize network architectures and integrate their environments with other... more »
IT Is Becoming a Broker of Services, Says EMC's Mike Koehler | #VMworld

IT Is Becoming a Broker of Services, Says EMC's Mike Koehler | #VMworld

Mike Koehler, COO, EMC Global Services, discussed the IT transformation in the enterprise as companies adapt to the virtualized, hybrid ecosystem, with theCUBE co-host John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at VMWorld 2013. "It's really all about IT transformation," Koehler said, as the conversation moved into "how you talk about IT and change the fundamentals of rigid structures." VMware and virtualization across the entire stack created new opportunities for businesses, and EMC helps them focus on how they transform and adapt, and support them in accelerating that journey. People + processes : the heart of IT transformation "The process and the people side, that's... more »
No thumbnail available

Cleversafe and Panzura Join Forces to Deliver Enterprise-Hardened NAS Service

Data storage vendors Cleversafe and Panzura have entered a strategic partnership to help large enterprises address the massive growth in unstructured data and connected devices. The fruits of their labor were announced at this week’s VMworld 2013 conference in San Francisco. The two companies unveiled an enterprise-hardened network attached storage (NAS) offering that is built atop the former’s Dispersed Storage (dsNet) system, an object store appliance that utilizes erasure codes to split data into multiple “slices” that can be written to separate storage devices. The combined solution distributes these slices across multiple geographical locations using Panzura’s cloud-based file system, which lets... more »
Tony Scott Named New VMware CIO

Tony Scott Named New VMware CIO

To kick off VMworld 2013, VMware announced a new addition to its executive lineup that would help them push efforts to compete with Amazon. Today, the company announced that former Microsoft CIO Tony Scott will be joining the company filling up the same role as well as carry the senior vice president title. See a comprehensive timeline of top-level shakeups at Vmware here! Though this may seem like a case of adding fresh talent to the mix, there’s more to it, especially when public cloud considered. Most critics see VMware as a leader in selling virtual server technology to large companies but has yet... more »
A Bear of Many Colors : Teach Kids to Conserve Energy + Other Smart Home Solutions

A Bear of Many Colors : Teach Kids to Conserve Energy + Other Smart Home Solutions

In this week’s SmartHome roundup, we’ll be featuring a sad polar bear that teaches kids to conserve energy, a way for people to automate their homes and offices, and several new security gadgets to keep your home safe. Bobo the polar bear   It’s hard to teach anyone the importance of conserving energy, let alone kids.  So CareToSave has come up with a product that will help parents teach their kids the importance of conserving energy.  Bobo is a plastic polar bear that monitors your home’s energy consumption and glows different colors based on your behavior.  If the light is white, it means... more »
GitHub Developers and Figures: Programming Languages That Pay Big Income

GitHub Developers and Figures: Programming Languages That Pay Big Income

ActionScript and Java appear to be high demand programming languages, thanks to their role in enterprise software and in cloud computing management. As a result, IT professionals with these skills are pulling down amazing salaries. But what sort of cross-section of the industry can developers expect from what languages they write in? Ben Podgursky, a Software Engineer at Liveramp, posted a blog article where he shared some interesting figure on average household income based on programming skills--specifically language use. His report listing is on 20+ of the most common programming languages alongside with the average yearly income for developers in those languages. He... more »

Premium Research

- Brian Gracely

As the trend towards greater adoption and usage of open source expands, Wikibon looks at how open source software and public cloud are reshaping the business models of VCs, Startups, Enterprise IT vendors and Cloud Providers.

- Peter Burris

HPE visited theCUBE for a conversation about IoT edge processing. We excerpt that conversation, adding our insights into evolving IoT architectures.

- David Floyer

Next generation datacenters with all-flash for active data will require much higher performance system networks. These networks will need to be integrated into converged systems, and be completely separate from long-distance networks.

- George Gilbert

The software, hardware, and professional services markets for big data are still in formative stages, with packaged applications emerging only slowly. But the demand for solutions is sufficiently large and growing fast enough to support a number of large vendors with a variety of packaging and go-to-market approaches. Users should identify their big data starting point -- services, application platforms, or converged infrastructure -- and establish the strategic relationships they need to progress with big data investments.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at several examples of IT organizations that are actively engaged with open source software communities to help evolve how their business undergoes a digital transformation.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Red Hat.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Docker.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the evolution of PaaS and Container platforms, and evaluates the critical architectural criteria that should be considered by CIOs, Enterprise Architects, Developers and Operational teams.

- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.